Can't seem to get the copper out.
I have a friend's rifle that I am doing some load development for. It is a 6.5-06, and has an 'older' Lilja barrel on it. I do not know the history of this barrel.
When I 1st got the rifle home, I cleaned it thoroughly, but could not seem to get the faint trace of copper to quit showing up on the patches. I am using Tetra cleaner w/ a nylon brush. I thought that perhaps I was getting a trace of purple on the patches from the brass that the nylon brush is make w/. I do not get this w/ my rifles, so I think that it is in the barrel.
Each time that I have shot the rifle and re-cleaned, it shows a fair amount of copper that drops down to a trace as I clean. No matter how long I clean, it will not quit tracing.
This rifle is throwing fliers like I have not experienced before. I am not sure if it is the fouled barrel or that my load development is just not good. I hate to keep chasing after a load if it is the barrel.
I need help guys. Thanks Steve
To hunt... or not to hunt...? What a stupid question.